Continuing Education

Siemens Mechatronics Systems

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Continuing Education Department at NAIT is launching the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMEC) – a certification program offered in partnership with Siemens, one of the world's largest high-tech manufacturers. The program focuses on Siemens' System Approach. The courses adopt a practical, learn-by-doing, methodology in order to best prepare participants to work with a holistic understanding of mechatronic systems.

These four courses will prepare you for the certification as a Siemens Certified Mechatronic System Assistant. The job profile for which the level 1 certification prepares you is that of a machine operator, who has a well-rounded understanding of the complex interrelationships and inter-workings of a mechatronic system.

Describe the basic functions and physical properties of electrical components, and explain preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and safety issues for electrical components within the system. Describe the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components, as well as electrical drives (AC and DC), and the roles they play within the system. Describe the basics of pneumatic, electro pneumatic, and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system. Explain the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system, with a focus on the automation system SIMATIC S7-1500, and the appropriate programming software, Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal.

Once you have successfully completed all four courses, you will be ready to sit for the Level 1 certification examination. This will be administered through a neutral testing centre. By successfully passing the Level 1 Certification Examination will you be awarded the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Assistant Certificate.

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